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HIV Transmission Shaking Hands

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Unusual hand shake

I recently shook hands with an hiv positive man. He had dry/peeling hands. Is there a risk of transmission there. I don't remember if I washed my hands after. I have read that you can't get hiv from a handshake, but what about from someone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You have read that "you can't get HIV from a handshake." And now read this as well: You can't get HIV from a handshake from someone with dry/peeling palms." OK?I'll leave some home-baked cookies (or perhaps... Read more »

Hand shake and sons risk

I went to my sons basketball game. I had a big cut underneath my hand from cutting fruit for... Read more »

hand shake

I gave some cans to a homeless person that lives in my neighborhood (probably a crack-bum). He was... Read more »
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Connect With Others

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

What's my risk? Read more »

Just took the test & shaking!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just took my first HIV test ever. I have had unprotected sex several times but I have had no sex for the past 4months.

I wanted to make sure I waited the correct amount of time so that I can start my new sex life, free of HIV thoughts and... Read more »

Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,

Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had.

I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in.

I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease... Read more »

hand job by prostitute

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can you get hiv from a hand job by a prostitute???
Worried.

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